Purchasing a used robot is cheaper, but it doesn't have to be more difficult or risky. Follow these five tips to find a top quality industrial robot supplier who will make the process smoother.
Avoid Robot Auctions
Though industrial robot auctions may seem like great places for bargains, they should be a robot buyer's last resort. Most auction robots have been already been rejected by legitimate refurbishers because they do not meet quality standards or are too old. These substandard robots lack warranties, support, and service, and should be avoided by all but the most experienced buyers. Instead, choose a reliable robot reconditioning company with a proven track record and support staff to answer questions.
Check for Warranties and Guarantees
When purchasing a used robot, warranties and guarantees offer much-needed security. Seek out a company that can support every claim. RobotWorx stands by its products, providing worry-free warranties with each used robot.
Find a Supplier with a Parts and Service Department
Buying a used robot can save thousands of dollars, unless your used robot is not fully refurbished. Then you may be in for unexpected expenses and costly repairs. A complete refurbishment should return the robot to factory specifications, adding 15 or more years to the robot's life. Check with a supplier to ensure high refurbishment standards.
Seek out robot suppliers that are willing to go the extra mile and educate you about your new purchase. RobotWorx offers hands-on training with every robot system sold. Make sure you understand how to program your robot before it comes to your facility. Another thing to check for is robot manual availability. These are valuable resources when it comes to maintenance needs.